• Our Mission and Philosophy

    The U.S. Latina/o Studies Program at the University of Maryland is a multi-disciplinary program that provide students with the opportunity to critically study and engage with the histories, communities, and experiences of Latina/os.

    What is USLT?

  • Minor in USLT

    The undergraduate program of American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cultural complexities of the United States and the people, places, literary and visual arts, ideas, and institutions that comprise it. This interdisciplinary focus on cultural constructions and identity is complemented with courses outside the American Studies department. Through majoring in American Studies, students will gain transferable skills in critical thinking, verbal and written communications, analytical thinking, and research, all of which are sought by employers and advanced degree programs.

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  • What Can You Do With A Minor in U.S. Latina/o Studies?

    Our students have entered into a range of dynamic industries including: Arts, Government, Academia/Education, Non-Profit/Philanthropy, Communications/Media, Technology, Food & Hospitality Services, Social Services and more! Sample job titles include: • Archivist • Librarian • Law Enforcement • Museum Curator • Lawyer • Organizer • Reporter • Journalist • Teacher • Professor • Businessperson • Chef • Social Worker

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  • Great Career Outcomes

    A mayor. A lawyer. A football star and philanthropist. A museum curator. An activist. The success of our alumni is far reaching and diverse in scope.

    Alumni Stories


  • Testimonial

    USLT gives me the tools to explore social issues and allows me to recognize our shared and independent experiences. My professors are helping me cultivate an understanding for the world around me and investigate ways to facilitate meaningful inclusion for all the marginalized people in society.

    Alaska Burdette, USLT Minor
  • U.S. Latina/o Studies has taught me so much about myself. Coming from a science major, USLT has allowed me to express myself, learn about Latinx history, culture, and a politics that matters to me.

    Imani Cabassa, USLT Minor
  • I’ve used the skills and information taught in USLT to inform my activism and develop my personal political philosophy. In the future, I hope to become an agent of change for my community and serve my community politically.

    Erica Fuentes, USLT Minor

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Our Location

University of Maryland
Department of U.S. Latina/o Studies
7751 Alumni Dr., 3322 Tawes Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Contact Us

Phone: 301-405-3427
Fax: 301-314-9453 (AMST Office)
Email: nmirabal@umd.edu